Symposium “Making headway on the IMO MASS Codeʺ

IMO and the Republic of Korea is organizing the symposium “Making headway on the IMO MASS Codeʺ, scheduled to take place in hybrid mode on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 at IMO Headquarters, London.

The Symposium is co-hosted by IMO and the Government of the Republic of Korea to share their efforts in contributing to the development of the IMO MASS Code.

Expected to be adopted as a mandatory Code under SOLAS in the future, the goal based MASS Code will need to establish a robust safety regime for MASS that ensures safety of life at sea, as well as safety of cargo on board and the MASS itself. In order to contribute to the development of the MASS Code and to establish a network for international cooperation, the Symposium will be divided into three sessions. It will be held with a focus on sharing insights on autonomous operation technology which is being developed in the Republic of Korea and other States, as well as seeking ways to link autonomous ships and ports, to assist in the development of the new MASS Code.

The Symposium will be conducted in English only without interpretation and will be streamed on the IMO YouTube channel.

Further details regarding the Symposium, including the agenda, will be issued in due course.

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